Series Review: This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi

Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:

This Woven Kingdom Trilogy


Synopsis for This Woven Kingdom (from Goodreads):

Clashing empires, forbidden romance, and a long-forgotten queen destined to save her people—bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s first in an epic, romantic trilogy inspired by Persian mythology.

To all the world, Alizeh is a disposable servant, not the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom forced to hide in plain sight.

The crown prince, Kamran, has heard the prophecies foretelling the death of his king. But he could never have imagined that the servant girl with the strange eyes, the girl he can’t put out of his mind, would one day soon uproot his kingdom—and the world.


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Series: This Woven Kingdom
Author: Tahereh Mafi
# of Books: 4 (Full Reading Order Here)
Book Order: Chronological
Complete?: No
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Romance
Heat Rating: cool
Point of View: Third Person, Alternating
Publication Date: February 2022 – ongoing
Source & Format: Public Library–Audiobook


**This post was originally published as a Fresh Friday review of the first book of the series. It has now been updated to include the newest publications in the series.**

Why I Picked it Up / My Expectations:

I promised myself I wouldn’t start a new series by an author if I already had one started but I couldn’t resist trying Tahereh Mafi’s newest series despite not finishing the newest books in the Shatter Me Series. I was on a high fantasy kick when my audiobook came in for this one and I was eager to dive in!

What I Liked:

–The World Building–

We take some quality time to set up this world and its characters. I became so captivated by their stories as we progressed through the novel. So while not a lot was happening drama wise, I was still motivated to keep reading to learn more.


I love a strong heroine, especially one that grows into her independence and abilities. I really enjoyed watching her character’s story unfold.

–Alizeh & Kamran Banter–

GIVE IT ALL TO ME! I loved any scene these two shared. I think I listened with a small smile on my face anytime these two start their verbal sparring.

What I Didn’t Like:

–Slower Start–

I would be remiss if I didn’t highlight the slower start. Great world and character building helps you interested in reading but I could have used some more action a little earlier on.

My Expectations for the Rest of the Series:

I am so excited to see where this series will go next!

My Audiobook Experience:

This was super easy to listen to and follow along with as an audiobook.


–March 14, 2024– Book #2: These Infinite Threads

To put it bluntly: this was not what I thought it was going to be. It’s a classic case of the “middle of a trilogy” book slump. (Though I think this isn’t a trilogy?)

This book was just a LOT of dialogue and feelings with not a lot of action. I think everything truly happens over the span of a couple days and we really don’t go anywhere with the plot. I just found myself getting bored listening to the same sentiments over and over.

–March 28, 2024– Book #3: All This Twisted Glory

Much better than the second novel. I felt like the plot actually moved somewhere this time and we got some good character developments.

I think my problem is that I read the first book so long ago and I think I just feel disconnected between what I remember of the characters and how they are evolving with the last two novels. So it feels like a betrayal. I feel like I should have waited for this series to be complete before I dove in so that I could binge it.

My Rating: 4/5

This Woven Kingdom 4/5 | These Infinite Threads 2/5 | All This Twisted Glory 3/5 | Book 4 TBP


It takes its time to set up the world and its characters but it is well worth the investment!
Read if You Like: slower stories, world-building, high fantasy
Avoid if You: dislike slow stories, want more romance


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